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Month: August 2006

Ariba 1 – Possibilities with ebdex

Ariba‘s home page display the following statistics: No. of suppliers on Supplier Network: 120,000 Deployed on desktops:  Over 4m Customers sourced over: $250bn Spend categories covered: 450 Saved customers an estimated: $12bn Ariba is perhaps the largest provider of spend management solutions. In Ariba’s view, spend management consists of: Sourcing Contract management Procurement and expenses Invoice and payment Supplier management Visibility Ariba and ebdex – a possible future partnership (these are purely my views, and does not reflect view points of Ariba): Does ebdex compete with Ariba? Yes. Does ebdex provides spend management solutions? We are a niche player, bringing solutions…

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Interview with Dave Stephens – CEO of Coupa by Alex Fletcher

Recently Alex Fletcher interviewed Dave Stephens, CEO of Coupa. Here is the full interview – Director’s cut! Some weeks back I ran across an interesting open source company while I was surfing through various IT related blogs. I’ll typically stumble across or hear about at least one or two new open source efforts per week just during the course of reading, surfing/browsing, talking to others involved with the IT industry. However, when I happened upon Coupa, for the first time in a while I couldn’t name one other open source participant in their market (eProcurement). With my curiosity piqued, I…

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The AngelInve$tor – The Magazine for the alternative investor

Last week, I received a complementary copy of The AngelInve$tor – The Magazine for the alternative investor, published by Corporate Publishing Ltd from Brian Perry, Business Development Director. Brian is a serial entrepreneur turned angel investor and President of Corporate Acquisitions Inc. The Magazine is priced at £10 and the August 06 issue is full of articles that I considered as light reading (i.e. can be read from start to finish in a day easily). I was intrigued by the advertisements it carried – from Maybach (luxury car from Mercedes) to Edminston (luxury yachts), clearly indicating it is intended to…

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Secrets of Access Accounting’s Recruitment Success

In July 06, I responded to an article published by John Beech (MD) on Access Accounting‘s blog.  Following is John’s reply to my comments: Exceptional people are rarely available for long which is why we always take them on straight away, following a series of in-depth interviews and discussions. Extended time scales can raise false hopes which doesn’t help either party. Once onboard, our programme is to immerse them in the business, spending perhaps three months in each department at the same time as attending all of our internal courses. This is a great way for them to get to…

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Infor is now the 3rd largest financial software company

As I reported on 11th August, Pegasus is now part of Infor. On 15th May 06, I reported the acquisition of SSA Global by Infor. Infor is now the world’s third largest financial software company after only Oracle and SAP. Update 1: Visit Dennis Howlett’s blog for information on pending redunduncies at Pegasus and introduction of SOA through Infor. Technorati Tags: Infor, Pegasus, SAP, Oracle, SSA Global

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Bid for Kiko – Web 2.0 company on eBay! Prices starting at $49,999

Kiko, a Web 2.0 company is on sale at eBay, bid pricing starting at $49,999 with no sign of any bidding activity yet. Following is an extract from eBay: Kiko is a fully function AJAX calendar website. Kiko has an easy to use drag-and-drop interface, natural language appointment input, and localization support. This auction is for the domain name, our web hosting account, and all the intellectual property associated with Kiko, including copyrights to all the code. We are selling Kiko because we want to have time to work on other projects as a development team. We had a project…

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Is OpenSSL a true alternative to Verisign?

Just came across OpenSSL.  According to their website: OpenSSL is based on the excellent SSLeay library developed by Eric A. Young and Tim J. Hudson. The OpenSSL toolkit is licensed under an Apache-style licence, which basically means that you are free to get and use it for commercial and non-commercial purposes subject to some simple license conditions. Does anyone has experience of using openssl-0.9.8b? Technorati Tags: SSL, Verisign, OpenSSL

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Rebranding of Dennis Howlett’s Blog – AccMan Pro

We all know that organisations go through re-branding exercises from time to time for various reasons. Some of these fails catastrophically, e.g. Post Office. What about re-branding a blog! That is exactly the dilemma Dennis Howlett is going through! If you do have suggestions, why not leave a suggestion for Dennis (on his blog please)! Technorati Tags: Dennis Howlett, Blogging

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